TeamBlackFox wrote:If you're a Gentoo MIPS developer, why not use a Gentoo box with remote X to pull a recent Libreoffice or Apache OpenOffice copy over.
This is actually a huge project, much bigger than it looks on the surface. Just building the thing took something like eight hours on an O3000 .... there are some threads here from the time the original was done with input from the guy who did it, check them out.
In fact, we're lucky to have the version we do. I hate the thing but it can be useful.
Possibly the most useful thing the entire non-M$ world could use would be a good doc/docx-to-rtf converter. Or maybe doc-to-postscript. Many non-mainstream word processors can work with rtf. It's possible already to import rtf's but getting the general public to pay attention to what they are doing, ha ! good luck with that.
Antiword would be a potential starting point.